going on at your bowling complex? yeah, at about 2:30 this afternoon, i received a telephone call from our manageress, who informed me of the incident, a gunman is in the premises. we obviously evacuated the premises, we ensured the staff and safety reached safety. two staff are unaccounted for, and we believe these two members of staff of the people being held hostage at this moment in time. our operations director is on site, in contact with the police, and the latest i know is that the police are negotiating with the gunman, who apparently, from my manageress, is a known person to the complex, and his ex—girlfriend or ex—wife was an employee of the complex. 50 he ex—wife was an employee of the complex. so he is known, you think, to the people who have been taken hostage? not to the people who have been taken hostage, but to a member of staff who works for the complex.
and what have the police said to you about how you handle the situation now? well, i haven't spoken to the police directly, but we have support on site from other areas. as you can imagine, we are a national company, so imagine, we are a national company, so other people have gone to the site, and our operations director is on site handling the situation with the police, and i believe, from our last conversation, that we are trying to negotiate with the hostage to find out what is going on. we are unaware what this gunman is about. and as far as you know, there are no other people being held hostage — it is two members of your staff. everyone has been accounted for, customers have been evacuated, and all our staff are happy safety point, with the exception of these two individuals. tell us about the training your staff have. lots of people have talked about how the evacuation was well organised, are they trained to deal with this sort
of unexpected incident? yes, as a national company, all the training and procedures are in place, and god forbid for a day like today, that comes into action. so therefore our manageress, who is extremely experienced, they have handled the situation, everyone was taken to the assembly point and accounted for, and firstly the customers were evacuated to safety, because you can imagine we have a lot of children in oui’ imagine we have a lot of children in our centre. and are you anywhere near the site now? are you on your way there? i am not nearly site at this present time, but our operations director and other members of senior management are on site and have been for a while. and what about the staff who work there, it must have been terribly shocking for them, what has happened. they must have been pretty fearful. for them, what has happened. they must have been pretty fearfulm for them, what has happened. they must have been pretty fearful. it is a very shocking thing, or for must have been pretty fearful. it is a very shocking thing, orfor me, let alone the staff, but our company
has procedures in place, how experienced management team are fully aware of what they need to do in this sort of situation, and i am 100% sure that all the proper actions have been taken for the safety of our staff and customers. 0k, thank you very much, that is mehdi afshar there, the chief executive of the bowling ali campbell need there in nuneaton. he says the police are negotiating with the hostage taker, who entered that centre with a shotgun. police say this is not terror related, the ambulance service has confirmed there has been no casualties, but they remain on site. we will bring you more as we get it, but now on bbc news it is time for sportsday. yes, hello, welcome along to
sportsday, the headlines this evening: wembley woes for tottenham, they beat liverpool 4—1 in the premier league. moult helps motherwell reached the scottish league cup final. and one of the great european days for exeter, who beat big spending montpellier in france. a hillary clinton will help totte n ha m a hillary clinton will help tottenham beat liverpool 4—1 in the premier league, don mike leigh. —— a harry kane double. liverpool's defensive frailties contributed to the defeat.
harry kane plans to give tottenham an early lead, and he turned provider, son heung—min timing his run and finish to perfection. attacking football of the highest order. diego marino and watching on, no doubt approving. —— diego maradona. spurs were not so sharp at the other end, but mohamed salah gave his manager fresh the other end, but mohamed salah gave his managerfresh hope. hope that would fade when dele alli struck on the stroke of half—time, and it was that brittleness at the back that cost liverpool again. who else but kane? in front of more than 80,000, a record premier league crowd, totte n ha m tottenham finally setting into their temporary home. we were so aggressive, we created
chances and we scored, i think, yes, a lwa ys chances and we scored, i think, yes, always important not only that we play well but to be clinical in front of goal. today both things, we showed a great performance. front of goal. today both things, we showed a great performancem front of goal. today both things, we showed a great performance. it is not about confidence, it isjust about being 100% spot—on. you cannot get anything, in a game like this against tottenham, if you are not like this, at your best. that compounded a miserable day on merseyside, and another difficult day for ronald koeman and everton, beaten 5—2 by arsenal. before the game, he said he had the backing of the board and insisted afterwards that he could turn the fortunes around. everton are are a wounded animal at the moment, and their manager is being hunted down by the press pack,
so perhaps the leader of his pride could reintroduce pride, and while wayne rooney made his name as a 16—year—old against arsenal, 15 years later, he scored at the same end with a similarly sensational goal. but the londoners didn't deserve to be behind. jordan pickford had denied them numerous times already, yet he couldn't stop nacho monreal‘s follow—up. and he couldn't stop what would come next either, arsenal at their irresistible best, alexi sanchez and mesut ozil combining clinically, and it would only get worse for that man. idrissa gueye's sending off for a second yellow card opened the floodgates. three more goals were conceded, the first from alexandre lacazette, then it was aaron ramsey's turn to get in on the act. and while the hosts got one back themselves, it couldn't disguise another awful afternoon for everton. sanchez sealing the victory to leave the host in the bottom three and their manager ever closer to extinction. tim hague, bbc news. it is a really tough time,
the team is not performing well, the position on the table is not the position that everton should be, everybody knows that, but even after today, i see a lot of positives, how difficult it is, because it is a negative situation for the team and then everything is negative. but i am not like that. what is most important for me today is that we have not won away from home until now, and it is important to get your first win. if you don't do that, it can become psychologically hard, and if you do that in a convincing way, we have shown all the ingredients in our game, things that were questioned last week. despite motherwell‘s fine
form going into this, rangers were expected to go through to the final, and they did what had to be done. in the first half, it was pretty much all rangers, morelos with this chance on 20 minutes, taking advantage of a shaky motherwell defence. and then portugal defender bruno alves heading just over. it looked like a case of when and not if. the pressure continued in the second half, josh windass probably should have done better with this chance, but motherwell‘s confidence was growing, and then this. off the bar twice, and louis moult, the motherwell star man, giving them the lead. things got feisty after that, both managers were sent to the stand after clashing on the touchline. and as they settled
into their seats, motherwell got to the final with this piece of magic. incredible vision and a clinical finish. rangers couldn't find a way back after that, it piles the pressure on their manager, pedro caixinha, but it is all about motherwell, through to the final, where they will meet the holders, celtic. lam iamto i am to light and for everyone involved at the football club, there have been dark days, and it is nice to repay the faith they had on me and give them something to cheer about today, so chuffed to be involved and associated with that foot ball involved and associated with that football team. in the championship, norwich beat ipswich in the east anglia derby to move into the top six. james maddison scored the only goal to give them their fourth consecutive away victory in the league, ipswich have lost four of their past five games, down in ii. it has been a difficult week for the
fa, and the former board member dame heather rabbatts believes dan ashworth‘s position as technical director has become untenable. the fa apologised for racially discriminatory remarks made by former women's manager mark sampson to striker eni aluko. the handling of the crisis has been criticised. i think it's untenable, i think his position is untenable. he has been there since 2012, these issues have been raised, the lack of diversity, the lack of black coaches, clearly the issues of mark sampson, you know, these have all happened, and when you talk about leadership and organisations, when people talk about bringing about culture, and i've heard people argue there has to be root—and—branch reform, well, who is going to lead that? it can't be the leadership who have been there. the second round of matches in rugby union's top european club competition, the champions cup, produced a huge win for exeter over big—spending montpellier today. 27—24 it finished. the exeter players described it as one of the best european results in the club's history.
ulster were are also in france, facing la rochelle, but fared rather worse, soundly beaten by 41—17. the women's ashes started overnight in brisbane, with england losing the first one—day international against australia. it was a narrow two—wicket win, with alex blackwell top—scoring on 67 not out, and jessjonassen hitting a four to ensure australia's victory to go 1—0 up in the series. disappointing, we never want to lose, especially against australia, but we didn't play well enough, and they had a really good innings. you will be heartened knowing that you underperformed with the bat, probably 30 or 40 runs in the general consensus, but you took the game so close. we didn't bowl straight enough as well as we know we can, so we need to put a full performance next game, so yeah, some
positives, but like i say, disappointing to lose. lewis hamilton could be crowned formula one world champion for the fourth time later. the mercedes driver will start on pole postiion for the united states grand prix, which begins at eight o'clock. his title rival, sebastian vettel, is in second place on the grid. marc marquez increased his lead at the top of the motogp standings to 33 points by winning the australian grand prix. the spanish honda rider took the lead with seven laps remaining and went on to claim his sixth win of the season. two britons finished in the top ten. cal crutchlow was fifth, with bradley smith tenth. there are just two races left in the motogp season. karolina pliskova and garbine
muguruza registered straightforward victories on day one of the wta finals in singapore. czech world number three pliskova breezed past venus williams in straight sets in the opening round—robin match. wimbledon champion muguruza beat jelena 0stapenko with similar ease. masters champion sergio garcia will move back into the top ten of the world rankings following victory at the valderrama masters. garcia was the host of the tournament and used the local knowledge to full effect. a final round of 67 left him a shot clear of dutchmanjoost luiten on i2—under par. it's garcia's third win of the season. 0n the final day of the european track cycling championships in berlin, great britain have picked up another gold medal. this one came in the women's madison. the duo of ellie dickinson and elinor barker took the title on the very last sprint.
it's barker's second medal of the championships and britain's fourth in total. that, for now, is all from sportster, plenty more sport on bbc news throughout the evening. bye— bye. let's ta ke let's take you back now to our breaking news, which is an ongoing incident at a bowling alley in nuneaton, a man has taken two people hostage. we have an update for you now, on the line is mehdi afshar, the chief executive of mfa bowl. thanks for speaking to us again, what is the latest news from nuneaton. i understand the latest news is that the police have stormed